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Receipt Signatures

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Investigators often jump to the wrong conclusion when trying to decide if receipt signatures are genuine. 

The signatures on receipts of goods and services, deliveries, pickups, etc. are often written hastily under adverse conditions. 

People often sign the receipts against the wall, on a parcel or uneven surface, on a hand held clipboard, pressing on their open hand or somebody’s back, and so on.

In most situations people signing receipts do not regard the signature as particularly important. They often regard it as a perfunctory or even annoying operation. 

The result is that the signatures are looser, lack the clarity and form of normal signatures. Sometimes they almost resemble a scribble. 

Receipt signatures should be compared to other receipt signatures, not those on formal documents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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